Psychodynamic Therapists in Newton, MA

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Erika Skorupski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy for adults with complex post traumatic stress disorders, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, and difficulties coping with emotional distress. I approach therapeutic relationships using a blend of psychodynamic , relational, and skills-focused treatment while always prioritizing the needs and goals of each individual client. I find that there is power on drawing on internal strengths and compassion, and believe that this, in collaboration with my experience, can create a nonjudgmental space for healing and understanding.
(857) 626-8501 
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Newton, MA 02461
Not accepting new clients
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Mimi Rabinovitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I am an experienced therapist, having been in private practice for 20 years after 10 years in the Psychiatry Department at MGH. A good fit is crucial for a pleasant, successful therapy, so developing a flexible, resilient relationship as we start is primary. I am interested, empathetic, and communicative, and sometimes very humorous and fun. I combine psychodynamic and behavioral approaches -- psychodynamic to help people understand why they react, feel, and behave in certain ways, and behavioral to then use that understanding to change automatic reactions, old behaviors and no-longer-useful ways of seeing themselves and connecting to others.
(617) 209-2294 
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Newton, MA 02462
Offers online therapy
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Philip M Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I have a psychodynamic and relational theoretical orientation.
The goal of therapy is not to get you to hate your parents. Parents were usually doing their best and, being human, made mistakes. The task of therapy is often understanding how these past parental mistakes shaped the client's present patterns of thinking, feeling and interaction. I help clients identify and change these patterns and, in the process, resolve their feelings about the parents. I work best for clients: who want to understand themselves, who appreciate a thoughtful and safe space, and, who are willing to do the work to make that change happen.
(617) 553-6502 
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Newton, MA 02461
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Elaine E Hatow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
I have been practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples for more than 30 years. My style is interactive and I try to provide safety and support in order to understand and explore the issues and concerns you bring forward. I have extensive training and experience in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing}. Additionally I use a mix of relational, psychodynamic and cognitive approaches.
(857) 574-0947 
Newton, MA 02459
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Lanajean McCloy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I offer a strength-based and relational approach, while utilizing many psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, and insight-oriented interventions within individually tailored treatment.
I am a compassionate, warm, and collaborative psychotherapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I work with individuals and families who struggle with a variety of difficulties. My areas of clinical interest include, but are not limited to: working with at-risk youth; oppositional-defiant adolescents; those who have experienced trauma; adults managing difficult relationships; and clients experiencing anxiety, depression, identity development issues, sexual orientation exploration, relationship challenges, self-esteem difficulties, and behavioral problems.
(857) 267-9004 
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Newton, MA 02459
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Jill A Edelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I typically work from a psychodynamic perspective, understanding clients based on their own view of themselves and others, and looking at how patterns in relationships can be both helpful and problematic for them.
As a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience, I want to understand you as a whole person with strengths as well as current difficulties. If you are looking for a therapist, it is generally because many efforts you have made to solve a problem haven't worked. You may be faced with a very difficult and painful situation, such as a relationship problem, loss, job problem, or illness. Or, you may be experiencing symptoms which are associated with emotional distress, such as chronic anxiety, social anxiety, or depression.
(781) 461-6361 
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Newton, MA 02461
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Esther F Kletter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified
Integrating a range of therapeutic interventions including motivational interviewing, psychodynamic and behavioral therapies supports you in all phases of your personal journey.
Would you like things to work better in your life, to feel happier and more in control? Some difficulties stem from situational and environmental factors, others are rooted in developmental issues, personality traits, mood disorders or psychosis. Life can be challenging for children and adults of all ages. Learn to identify your personal life values, thoughts and feelings. Focus on current functioning and develop improved mind-body relaxation, error-free thinking and emotion management, reflection and communication. Explore early attachments and present family and relationship dynamics. Address developmental and learning related concerns. I support medication when appropriate and welcomed by you.
(617) 229-5701 
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Newton, MA 02459
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Elizabeth Harrington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have expertise in a variety of therapeutic models, including psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, family systems and mindfulness.
Sometimes things are just too hard to handle on your own. As a senior clinical psychologist with over twenty years in the field, I can help you cope with painful feelings and situations, diminish troubling symptoms and experience greater satisfaction in your life. Whether you are dealing with long standing issues or reactions to recent stressors, a good therapy experience begins with a caring, respectful, accepting relationship. I listen closely and actively raise questions and share thoughts. Working collaboratively, we can develop a full picture of your difficulties and of the resources you have for dealing with them.
(781) 461-6361 
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Newton, MA 02461
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Elaine Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
As a thirty year veteran in Clinical Social Work, I worked for many years at the premier Harvard teaching hospital for Psychiatry in Boston.. I am an eclectic therapist. My clinical work is based upon a psychodynamic foundation to which I have integrated Cognitive and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation Training, Family Systems Models and Coaching. In my initial assessment and subsequent work with each individual, I strive to listen as closely as possible to the feeling experience of the client and help each person develop an understanding and perspective of their life experience.
(857) 214-4753 
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Newton, MA 02459
Offers online therapy
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Lennie Forest Kleinberg
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
My background is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I am always curious about how we become who we are and as someone once told me, “A person who enters therapy is an experience that wants to happen not a problem to be solved.” My focus is to encourage people to stay curious and open to possibilities of learning more about themselves, creating a supportive safe environment that supports positive movement and change. I stress the importance seeing oneself fully, psychologically, physically and spiritually. All these are important ways of supporting one’s life. I see myself as warm, present, accessible and being of help to accomplish this.
(617) 433-7910 
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Newton, MA 02466
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Alison Thurber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
My approach is largely psychodynamic , while incorporating tools from behavioral and systems theories.
Life offers both the opportunity and the challenge of navigating assorted relationships in our personal and professional lives. Many people struggle to thrive in these relationships because of barriers to communication, trust, or accumulated stressors - any of which can result from unresolved conflicts or traumas. I work with individuals who may be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other impediments to satisfying relationships. I also work with couples and families who are seeking support in recovering feelings of intimacy or repairing painful fractures in the relationship.
(203) 446-3284 
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Newton, MA 02465
Offers online therapy
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Kelly M Wawrzyniak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I draw upon a mix of cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic theories, and always start with optimizing the strengths a client is already using to cope with difficult situations.
**PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL- NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** My goal is to help you address any obstacle so that you can live life to the fullest. While a long-term psychotherapy (6+ months) might be recommended for meeting your goals, you might need only brief psychotherapy (3 to 6 months) to make lasting changes. Common issues I work on with my clients include feelings of depression (hopeless), anxiety (helpless/overwhelmed), difficulty falling asleep, coping with chronic physical illness and/or stress, or feeling stuck in an aspect of your life.
(617) 855-1723 
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Newton, MA 02461
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Andrea Gewirtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My work is rooted in psychodynamic principles.
You may feel lonely, stuck worried about the future. Your relationship and/or career and aren't bringing you the joy and meaning that you want and deserve. You are not alone, we all have been there and there is hope for the future. I will help you to move forward by creating a trusting and safe environment in which you can explore your feelings, understand how your past influences your present and begin living a more positive and productive life.
(617) 663-0822 
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Newton, MA 02464
Offers online therapy
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Basak Efe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I mainly practice from the perspectives of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
I provide individual therapy to adults. I strive to establish a collaborative relationship with my clients to promote healing and help them move towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I provide a nonjudgmental setting where my clients can express and explore their thoughts and feelings. I focus on helping my clients achieve a sense of freedom from distress, become more accepting of themselves, feel more connected to others, and build a life that is gratifying.
(617) 533-0116 
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Newton, MA 02466
Not accepting new clients
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Jyotsna Sharan
Counselor, LMHC, CST, RYT
Verified
I am an AASECT certified Sex Therapist, specializing in sexual health for couples and individuals. I have explored and trained in many treatment philosophies, ranging from traditional psychodynamic styles to Behavior therapies, and Systems and Attachment models. I particularly enjoy supporting my clients in their journey of self discovery and empowerment, learning about their unique identity and helping them practice radical self acceptance.
(617) 941-4105 
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Newton, MA 02464
Offers online therapy
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Roberta Cole Fortgang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My original training/orientation in psychodynamic and family systems approaches has expanded to include several contemporary approaches (including but not limited to IFS and EMDR) which have achieved enhanced results for those who come to see me.
I see adults of all ages, seeking help in dealing with issues such as depression and difficulties in relationships. My style is active, interactive, nonjudgmental, warm, and empathetic, with a sense of humor. Mood and relational problems are sometimes related to ways that people have reacted and adapted to past traumatic experiences, which may also become a focus of therapy.
(617) 505-1271 x3 
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Newton, MA 02461
Offers online therapy
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Donna Weintraub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I combine psychodynamic psychotherapy with body centered awareness, attachment issues, parts work, mindfulness and self compassion.
If you are struggling, I would like to help. Over the years, I have become particularly interested in the process of healing childhood trauma. I provide a safe and supportive environment to explore past hurts, grieve unmet needs and find strength to move forward in life. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is a "container" in which healing can occur. In light of the pandemic and the "new normal" of remaining at home, I offer teletherapy support around keeping one's self as calm as possible, so we can keep our immune systems functioning properly.
(857) 277-7413 
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Newton, MA 02460
Offers online therapy
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Jean Rahbar
PsyaD, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Additionally I tailor my therapeutic style based on the needs of the clientele I serve which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory, psychodynamic therapy, Ego psychology, Motivational Therapy and Solution-Focused Counseling.
I have been working therapeutically with adolescents, adults and couples for the past 14 years. I provide a therapeutic space where clients' feel safe, experiencing me as someone of whom can be trusted with their deeper thoughts. A client's feelings and goals are of the utmost importance to me. My wish is that that from the moment you meet me, you experience my highly analytical approach, coupled with genuine care and warmth.
(781) 912-3476 
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Newton, MA 02466
Not accepting new clients
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April Berry-Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EdD
Verified
In general, I integrate psychodynamic and somatic approaches with CBT, DBT and Mindfulness in a flexible, focused, results-oriented process.
I find that successful psychotherapy usually begins by helping you to clearly envision what you want for yourself. In particular, how do you want your life to be? I help you think through your hopes for your self and identify factors that may interfere with your aspirations for you. From there, we will think through strategies and work through barriers as you seek to achieve your vision of how you want to feel, to relate to others, to work, to study or learn. Each person is entirely unique, and thus, my approach to help you live the life you want to live will be adapted to your unique self.
(617) 600-4029 
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Newton, MA 02460
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Patricia A Bresky
Psychologist, PhD, PCC
Verified
My training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Clients come to me when they are stuck in distress, unable to move forward. The old coping strategies aren't working with the new challenges. Other clients come with goals they want to reach but don't know how or struggle to take the steps needed to meet them. I offer respect, empathy, and a desire to deeply understand the whole you, not just your problems. I listen closely, but my style is also interactive. My clients come to feel more hopeful, confident, and self-motivated, I specialize in women's issues, life transition, self-esteem, perfectionism, and loss.
(857) 403-9850 
Newton, MA 02460
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Newton, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.